Series composer Yoko Shimomura will be attending select shows.
Following the release of Square Enix-developed action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts III, fans will be interested to know that a new Kingdom Hearts Orchestra programme is currently on tour with tickets still available for various cities.
Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World of Tres- features orchestral versions of “Face My Fears” and “Don’t Think Twice” by Kingdom Hearts series singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada, as well as reinvigorated arrangements of series classics “Dearly Beloved” and “Simple and Clean”.
Produced by series director Tetsuya Nomura, the two-hour concert features music that has been put together by composers Yoko Shimomura, Tsuyoshi Sekito, and Takeharu Ishimoto.
The first half of the concert focuses on the storylines, game by game, ending with a medley of boss themes which includes new arrangements. The second half is dedicated to Kingdom Hearts III which acts as the finale to the Dark Seeker Saga.
Tickets for Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World of Tres- are still available for the following dates:
- 28th-29th June
United Palace – New York, United States
- 13th July
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts – Toronto, Canada
- 14th September
The Fox Theatre – Atlanta, United States
- 28th September
Palais des congrès de Paris – Paris, France
- 19th October
Centennial Hall (Sydney Town Hall) – Sydney, Australia
- 26th October
The Theatre at Grand Prairie – Dallas, United States
- 2nd November
Espaço Das Americas – São Paulo, Brazil
- 17th November
Eventim Apollo – London, England
- 23rd November
Auditorio BlackBerry – Mexico City
- 30th November
Grand Cube Osaka – Osaka, Japan
Series composer Shimomura will be serving as master of ceremonies at select performances of the world tour (aside from Tokyo and Osaka, she’ll also be in attendance at the London, Los Angeles, Mexico, Milan, New York, Paris, and São Paulo shows).
As well as performing on stage, Shimomura will also be at limited post-show VIP meet-and-greets.
Limited merchandise will be sold exclusively at each concert. These items include the official concert CD (recorded by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in March of this year), a T-shirt, key chain, tote bag, poster, set of two Orchestra Conductor Keyblades, and a 48-page concert programme.
For more information, visit the official Kingdom Hearts Orchestra Facebook page.